Question: What happens if a Catholic marries a divorced person?

Pope Francis has announced major changes to the Roman Catholic Churchs procedures for marriage annulments. The Catholic Church teaches that marriages are unbreakable unions, and thus remarrying after a divorce (without an annulment) is a sin.

Can an unmarried Catholic marry a divorced non Catholic?

The annulment rule change also affects non-Catholics who are divorced and wish to remarry a Catholic. Non-Catholics need an annulment before validly marrying a Catholic in the church. But divorced Catholics are not allowed to remarry until their earlier marriage has been nullified.

Can you get an annulment if someone cheats?

Annulments are a bit harder to obtain than a divorce, and in order for your marriage to be annulled, you must prove to the court that you have valid grounds to be annulled. In most cases, the answer is usually no, finding out your spouse is cheating on you is usually not grounds for an annulment.

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